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Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£93,366 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Anaesthesia, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia

UHL is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population. We serve the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and specialist services over a much wider area.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic and highly motivated Locum Consultants in Anaesthesia to join our expanding team at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

If you are ambitious about what you do and strive to improve patient experience, bring your dedication and determination here and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

This is a full time post for 12 month, many of our previous post holders have proceeded to a substantive position. within the Trust

Main duties of the job

  • To provide Consultant Anaesthetic cover for anaesthesia, elective and emergency surgery at UHL including preoperative assessment and postoperative care.
  • To participate in an Anaesthetic On-Call Rota and/or weekend emergency or trauma cover.
  • To support the provision of consultant delivered perioperative care.
  • Deliver a high quality anaesthetic service, supporting the department with a positive attitude towards flexible working.
  • Supervise and train junior anaesthetists.
  • Work with the acute pain team to provide safe and effective postoperative analgesia to patients.
  • Take part in pre assessment and high risk clinics.
  • Teaching Post-graduate and under-graduate, research and administration.
  • Work with the Clinical Governance team to enhance patient safety.
  • To work flexibly to help cover the workload of the CMG.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

high-quality care for all,

being a great place to work,

partnerships for impact, and

research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

we are compassionate,

we are proud,

we are inclusive, and

we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The overriding purpose is to support the provision of highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.

  • Responsibility for the provision of a safe and efficient anaesthetic service elective and emergency care at UHL including preoperative assessment and postoperative care.
  • To participate in the Consultant Anaesthetist non-resident on-call rota and weekend resident rota.
  • To support the Consultant-delivered Perioperative Medicine Service
  • To work flexibly to support the workload and cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences.


  • To participate in service development and business planning in collaboration with the other Consultants in the department, the CMG and local GPs and commissioners within the local CCGs.
  • Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in teaching and training of junior staff and other clinical staff groups. The appointee will also have supervision responsibilities for junior medical staff within the specialty. If appropriate the post-holder will be named in the contract of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
  • Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory.
  • In line with GMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post-holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work.
  • The post-holder is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education study leave is provided for this purpose.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to role.
  • The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated. Please refer to the job description for full information

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training


  • Full GMC registration
  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date. or fulfil requirements for CESR and be working towards this.
  • FRCA or Equivalent


  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations.
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc, MD or equivalent.

Experience / Clinical Skills

  • Fully trained in Anaesthesia
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan.
  • Ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems.


  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest

Communication Skills

  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
  • To be empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding


  • Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment

Equality & Diversity

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

Analytical and Judgement skills

  • Willingness to work as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities


  • Awareness of Service Development issues


  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduates.
  • Evidence of training for teaching and teaching efficacy


  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment in specialty interest

Research & Audit

  • Related training and research interests
  • Experience in and commitment to medical audit.


  • Published research in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment in specialty interest




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